Watching your daughter follow in your footsteps
Monday, February 24, 2014
My DD#1 is a Sparker. She’s exactly where I was 25 years ago, weighing the same as she did in late pregnancy. I’m very happy that she is not waiting 25 years (like I did) to do something about the situation.
She and I both found that the extra pounds negatively impacted our running ability.
Hayburner1969 posted this morning:
Thank you sparkers for common courtesy
And a few days ago:
I don’t need a sandwich
She has always been “petite” actually the smallest in her class by a LOT, perfectly healthy, but a perfect 10th percentile on the height/weight charts all through childhood.
Even in college, in BMI terms she was near the bottom of the recommended healthy range. Somebody has to be there, right? The doctors always assured this nervous mother that she was just fine.
I know that there are many with much more weight to lose than she and I. I also know that the extra weight that arrives in our 40s will continue to increase in the following years unless we make the effort to turn things around.
I also know that it’s discouraging to be put down for our efforts. There are valid personal reasons for wanting to shed unneeded pounds that have nothing to do with vanity or society’s expectations.
I hope she continues to find her experience here on SP to be positive. Unfortunately, there are always a few comments on blogs that mirror the offensive name calling on Facebook.
Sometimes those who have been bullied for being overweight do not realize that with their comments they are doing the same thing to others.